WBS PENGUINS SCOUTING REPORT
Opponent: Lehigh Valley Phantoms When: Today and Saturday, 7:05 p.m. Where: Tonight at Mohegan Sun Arena; Saturday at the PPL Center in Allentown.
Online: Follow @CVPiccotti on Twitter for updates from both games. Nick Hart and Mike O’Brien will have the broadcasts on 103.1 FM, along with 910, 930 and 980 AM, and on AHL Live.
About the Phantoms: Lehigh Valley is 1-0-0-1 to begin the season, including a 7-2 thrashing of Hershey. ... Left winger Danick Martel leads the team with four of its eight goals so far . ... The Phantoms also received a boost in net this week with the addition of goaltender Dustin Tokarski, who was traded from the Anaheim Ducks organization . ... Lehigh Valley tied for the best power play in the Atlantic Division last season at 20.7 percent.
Penguins coach Clark Donatelli’s analysis: “They’re fast. They really move the puck. They have some good veteran guys back (on defense) . ... I think they’re better (than last year). They got Mike Vecchione playing well. They’ve got some other additions that make their lineup pretty fast.”
Other notes: The Penguins are trying to avoid their first 0-2 start since the 2014-15 season . ... Captain Tom Kostopoulos recorded six goals and two assists against the Phantoms last season.